K22 Aking Didot by Toto based on CBS Didot
Font:K22 Aking Didot
Post Date:December 24, 2012

From: "Toto" <toto@to.to> Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:38:32 +0800 Subject: My Didot Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts Introducing K22 Aking Didot.... This is my take on CBS Didot. I was shown a specimen with a lowercase and decided to do it especially that all known digitizations are all caps What really made me decide to do this font are those hairlines. The font has complete Latin-1 character set. There are also art deco-ish hairline alternates for numerals. These started as stand ins and expanded them to complete the numerals when I decided to keep them. I just can't think of how to do it for the number 1 so I skipped it. And then there are non-standard ligatures for letter pairs that overlap. The alternates and non-standard ligatures are NOT Unicode mapped and accessible only via OT feature. A version of Lou Dorfsman hand lettered "a" (a request) is in the PUA, Unicode position xE000 or Alt+57344 on your keyboard. The font's basic characters are kerned. Additional kerning is available via the kern feature. There are 2 known digitizations of CBS Didot - one is by Castcraft Software named Opti Didot CBS Special (http://opti.netii.net/fonts-d/index.htm) and an unattributed free font named CBS Didot (http://tinyurl.com/8owo6sr). Both fonts are all caps. The free font has "small caps" in the lowercase.but lost the hairlines when the source image was darkened prior to autotracing. If I am in the mood and have the time to do it, I am planning to adapt the Didoni swashes to this font. I am also looking at other swash fonts in the and Solo's Swash alphabet book for "inspiration." :) I already did some exploratory glyphs but shelved it for the time being. I already spent too much time on this font and decided to move on to something else. Thanks to Tom for the specimen and for introducing me to CBS Didot, and to John for all the help, especially for the things that I did not know when I started doing this font. Merry Christmas. Toto Attachment: 22myddot.rar [See font download link below] Attachment: K22-Aking-Didot.jpg K22 Aking Didot character set
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